June 15, 2020
So if you have a gummy smile and you're wondering why, there are a few reasons.
Number one, you may just have excess gums and it may just be a simple procedure where we can contour the gums and raise them to a more desirable level.
Number two, you may have a lot of bone covering your teeth as well as gums. We do a procedure called aesthetic crown lengthening where we raise the bone level as well as the gum level to give you the aesthetic result you're looking for.
Number three, it may be as simple as you're just showing a lot of your top jaw. One of the things we can do is place Botox in the smile muscles and that will prevent the lip from raising too high - this will also give us the aesthetic look we're going for.